Courthouse elevator work to begin soon

With the rehab of the Piatt County courthouse’s 60-year-old elevator set to begin later this month, the Piatt County building and grounds committee discussed on March 7 how to handle disruptions that an out of commission lift will cause.

Q&A with candidates for sheriff

Two-term Piatt County Sheriff David Hunt is being challenged in the Republican primary by Kyle Turngren, who serves as one of Hunt’s correctional officers at the Piatt County jail in Monticello.

Q&A with circuit clerk candidates

The two-way race for Circuit Clerk on the Republican Ballot March 20 features Laurie Birch, who was appointed to the post last April, and challenger Seth Floyd, currently a correctional officer at the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office.

There is no candidate on the Democratic primary ballot.

High schoolers take part in 4-H Food Challenge

It was a race to the finish in kitchen in the 4-H Food Challenge hosted Feb. 22 at Monticello High School. Four teams from Monticello, Clinton and Cerro Gordo high schools went head to head in an cooking competition that challenged their newly learned cooking and nutrition skills and encouraged teamwork.

Monticello council back on garbage pickup discussion

The idea of contracting garbage pickup with a single waste hauling company is back on the table in Monticello.

The option was considered during an ordinance rewrite in 2015, but the city eventually created a structure that currently allows three companies to compete for local business.

Art show for mental health

Amy McDermith was able to get back to her artistic roots recently when she led participants of the Piatt County Mental Health Center’s developmental disabilities program through a day-long art seminar. It resulted in 29 pieces of art that will be on display this Sunday (March 18) at the Monticello Christian Church.

Disney-themed fundraiser for student

The Monticello elementary school community came together for a Disney Day fundraiser on March 7.

Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr! at D-W

Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.! will be presented March 16-17 at DeLand-Weldon.

Democrat awaits winner of three-way GOP primary

Jen McMillin is waiting in the wings as three Republicans battle it out for their right to represent the party in the general election in November for the 101st Illinois House District.

As the only Democrat on the ballot, she will face the GOP victor.

Population at the nursing home still on the rise

Tweaks continue to be made at the Piatt County Nursing Home to meet the new director’s goals of becoming more community minded.

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